IAQ in Sustainability Programs: Expanding the Focus from Energy to Occupants

Sustainable building programs typically address indoor air quality (IAQ), but often from an energy conservation perspective rather than an occupant comfort standpoint. A study conducted by West Bend Mutual Insurance Company found an increase in employee productivity of up to 8 percent by creating and maintaining good indoor environmental quality in their facilities. The financial impact of creating a healthier indoor environment is estimated to be more than fifty-times the cost savings from energy efficiency measures required for LEED Silver Construction. This presentation will evaluate IAQ's role in several world renowned sustainable building programs including LEED, WELL, ICGB, IgCC, and others and propose IAQ best practices that can deliver improved financial and productivity results.

Learning Objectives:
1. Calculate the financial and productivity benefits of good IAQ in buildings
2. Understand the critical components of a comprehensive IAQ program
3. Highlight the importance of assessing IAQ during occupancy
4. Compare several of the most well-known sustainable building standards and understand their IAQ requirements

Start Time: 11/2/2016 9:00:00 AM
End Time: 11/2/2016 9:50:00 AM

Presented by:

Elliott Horner, Ph.D.,
Principal Scientist
UL Environment

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Room Number: Antigua B

Audience: Intermediate

CEU: 0.1


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